Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Jan 2013 23:38 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's legal chief: "We continue to be dogged by an issue we had hoped would be resolved by now: Google continues to prevent Microsoft from offering consumers a fully featured YouTube app for the Windows Phone." Utter nonsense, since MetroTube offers a complete and full YouTube experience on Windows Phone (it's one of the best Windows Phone applications), and YouTube+ on Windows 8. Two fantastically rich applications, built by small ISVs - yet Microsoft can't do the same? Don't make me laugh. Coincidentally, Microsoft is also whining some more about Google's removal of ActiveSync - Redmond again refuses to acknowledge that all it needs to do is implement the open standards CalDAV and CardDAV, just like everyone else has done. Times have changed, Ballmer. You don't get to dictate the industry anymore.
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by tomz on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:06 UTC
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Remeber Palm? And when Microsoft (Gates) was actively trying to break things for Palm? Or Netscape, where Gates said to try to give them a "jarring experience"? Or the logic bomb in Win 3.1 beta directed against DRDOS?

Out! Out! damned spot!

There was one critical difference. Microsoft directed their breakage against many who had the majority and were winning.

WP8 is a blip on the market charts.

I'm quite sure if Microsoft would take the money they are using to sue Google by proxy and paid Google to develop Apps, they would get very good apps, even if no one used them (mainly because they don't use the phones running WP8).

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RE: Laughable
by Nelson on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 00:08 in reply to "Laughable"
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The EAS support impacts a lot more people than Windows Phone.

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RE[2]: Yes...
by gfolkert on Thu 3rd Jan 2013 02:25 in reply to "RE: Laughable"
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Its just semantics.

Poor Microsoft can't release a YouTube App.

Poor Microsoft doesn't have the support for EAS in a third party application.

Poor Microsoft has to defend itself from the mean Google-Monster.

Get over it. Poor Microsoft isn't poor at all. Its just them complaining because they ran the Computer World for so long, they are getting comeuppance and don;t know how to handle it.

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